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Pickens County

30 Year Climate Normals (Pickens)
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000 70.6 F 59.7 F 48.7 F 55.91 Inches 1397 3309
1981-2010 71.9 F 59.7 F 47.6 F 53.44 Inches 1490 3411

Temperature Summary (1951-2016)


Highest Maximum: 106 F, July 28, 1993; Pickens
Lowest Minimum: -6 F, January 21, 1985; Pickens

Precipitation Summary (1951-2016)


Highest Daily Rainfall: 11.12 Inches, August 25, 1908; Liberty
Annual Average Rainfall: 58.95 Inches: Pickens 6 WSW
Wettest Year: 115.07 Inches, 1949; Sassafras Mountain (117.97 Inches, Cleveland 8 WNW CoCoRaHS, 2013)
Driest Year: 28.09 Inches, 1925; Liberty
Highest Daily Snowfall: 14.1 Inches, December 17, 1930; Clemson Univ.

Severe Weather Events

Tornado
20 Tornadoes (1950-2016)
Tornado damage: $6.573 million
20 tornado related injuries
0 tornado related fatalities

Thunderstorm Winds
176 Wind events (winds exceeding 50 knots or 58 miles per hour, 1955-2016)

Hail (>1.0 inch)
71 Hail events (1955-2016)

Lightning
6 Lightning events (1993-2016)
Lightning damage: $61,000
0 Lightning related fatalities

Flood
39 Flood Events (1993-2016)

Snow and Ice
95 Winter frozen precipitation events (1993-2016)

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